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#EndSARS protests: Nigeria president commits to ending police brutality

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is determined to end police brutality, introduce reforms and bring "erring personnel... to justice".

His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

The protesters say they want the unit disbanded rather than reformed.

Previous commitments to change the behaviour of the police have not had an effect, critics say.

In a series of tweets, the president said that his government's "determination to reform the police should never be in doubt". I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.…

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford honoured with MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for his campaign against child poverty

England and Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his campaign against child poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 22-year-old forward was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), in the Queen's Birthday Honors list, approved by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Rashford made an impact during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic when he campaigned for the government to allow about 1.3 million children to claim free school meal vouchers in England's summer holidays during the coronavirus pandemic.

The move forced the British government to reverse their decision in June, and agreed to continue funding meals for poor children over the summer holidays.

In a statement, Rashford said: "I'm incredibly honoured and humbled. As a young black man from Wythenshawe, never did I think I would be accepting an MBE, never mind an MBE at the age of 22. This is a very special moment for myself and my f…

Donald Trump Calls LeBron James “Nasty” And Says He’s Ruining The NBA: ‘He’s A Hater’

Donald Trump said that LeBron James is a “nasty” person who is ruining the NBA. Chile, this man just says anything. Trump claims that James, a three-time NBA champion, is a “hater” who is messing up professional basketball. His words come from an appearance he made on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” when 45 blamed the NBA’s declining ratings on the league’s support of Black Lives Matter. “The NBA has become so political that nobody cares about it anymore,” said Trump. “I don’t even know who’s playing in the Finals.” James is taking the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA Finals, and they are set to go against the Miami Heat. While Trump is talking all that stuff, he says he hasn’t even met James but insists that he’s “nasty.” “LeBron is a spokesman for the democratic party and a very nasty spokesman,” Trump said. He went on to talk about all the things he believes he’s done for the Black community. “Because, again, I’ve done so much for the Black community and people don’t wanna see that a…